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El Pescado Loco

Main Street, Dominical, Costa Rica
+506 8585 3105
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Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (80 reviews)
“tacos” (86 reviews)
“guacamole” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Main Street, Dominical, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The entire place is just awesome- the fish tacos, homemade chips and guacamole, staff and ambience are all so great. We devoured our food and the owner was so nice, she brought us a couple more chips. Highly recommend!!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming from the North West of England where fish and chips (with mushy peas) originate from I’ve always struggled to get anything close whenever I’ve been out of the UK. El Pescado Loco does the nearest thing to Mancunian fish and chips that I’ve had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tony R
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hola Tony R!!!! Many thanks for the kind words good sir! I remember you saying exactly that as we spoke and it truly made my day! I made sure the kitchen knew how powerful that statement was. Vinegar is the way to go! Be well....and...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice little taco joint in Dominical! Both the fish and shrimp tacos are super yummy. Beer, beard and tacos! /The SwedesMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank vargmannen
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hallo my fellow bearded one!! We are super pleased to see you two a few times at the shack. Having 2 spectacular beards (ok, one WAY more than the other) in one place was the highlight of many passing by! Hope your trip back went...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cute outdoor taco joint owned by a friendly couple from Canada. There is a variety of taco options but the fish tacos are the star. You can get them fried, grilled, or blackened. I would go for the blackened. The duo of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gal7onthego
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good morning gal7onthego! It was awesome to have you and your friends at EPL! You are soooo right, great food takes a bit longer given the fresh ingredients and small space. We do have two cooks but if memory surves us correctly, we had sent...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for a late lunch after a morning of hiking, very hungry group at that point. 3 of us had the fish Tacos and one had the fish and chips. We also started with an order of Guacamole and chips to take the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 1antonacci
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buenas Dias 1antonacci! Muchisimas gracias for the super kind review. Yep...we have become the resting spot for those who are bagged after the Nauyaca waterfall hike. Nothing replenishes your system like a good feed of some guac n chips 'n tacos! Let's be honest....a smoothie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant twice while we were staying in Dominical. The service is great and the owners are very friendly and attentive. Make sure to try the lime coconut ceviche, beer battered fish tacos and the fish & chips.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Djole919
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Djole919! Thanks for taking the time to review our little Taco Shack! We love our ceviche and will echo your suggestion for everyone to try it! We well and thanks again for the 5*!!! Pura Vida B&H

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 stars all the way!! I am an honest person ! We were experiencing Dominical for the first time and stumbled across Pescado Loco little restaurant/shack. This lovely woman named Jasmine, is amazing and very friendly. She completely made the vibe so great that we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Worldtravelyogi
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pura Vida Worldtravelyogi! Thank you sooooo much for your kind words. Jasmine is awesome (if I do say so myself)...best kid anyone could have and truly is at home workin' the shack. With so much fresh friuit around, how could you NOT have a great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a shack on the main drag in Dominical run by a couple of Canadian folk, but the fish is lovely. I had the Tacos twice in as many days and the ceviche was delicious. All cooked fresh to order so you might...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steep D
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Steep D! Mucho appreciado the review and yep, just a shack on the main drag! Ya nailed it! We always appreciate the return customer and it speaks volumes to us that we are doing the right thing. You have a lot of food choices...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were driving from San Jose to Ojochal and looking to grab lunch somewhere on the way. Checked out tripadvsior and came across a Dec 2018 review from Brandon S and had to check this place out. Thanks Brandon! We ordered fish tacos, guac and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bdamo
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Buenas dias Bdamo! Thanks much for the kind words!!!!! Yep...Brandon's review is at the top of my list too! Glad you enjoyed your meal and appreciated chatting with a Leafs fan who could form full sentences. A real change for sure!! Hahhahahahhaa!!!! Be well....enjoy the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food, awesome setting and vibe! Guacamole top notch as was fish tacos. Open air shady spot!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan N
El Pescado Loco D, Owner at El Pescado Loco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Susan N! Great chatting with you the other day about here, there and Flint of course!!! lolz Each time you have a coffee at home, think about us at EPL with yer fancy new coffee mug! Be well....and Pura Vida!!! B&H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $8
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Dominical, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Dominical
  • Phone Number: +506 8585 3105
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Description
El Pescado Loco provides Dominical with a fast, fresh and friendly option serving up the area's best Fish & Chips, Fish Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Veggie Tacos and Salads. Set in a relaxed atmosphere located on the river with covered seating to escape the heat while you enjoy your food. To keep up to date on our daily specials, salad of the day and various promotions, follow us!
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